The Civil Society Joint Working Group (CSJWG) is composed of some 30 coordinating bodies representing more or less 1,400 organisations of all sizes. The CSJWG can be credited with being an Afghan-led network that embraces the diversity of Afghan civil society. Its members include Non-government Organisations (NGOs), Civil Society Organisations (CSOs), social organisations, unions, associations and other registered entities working on broad (civic education to natural resources management) and specialised areas (budget analysis and transparency) throughout the 34 provinces. 

The CSJWG has been mandated to mobilise Afghan civil society around key international community events with the Afghan government for many years. These events have included the Bonn II and Tokyo inter-ministerial development conferences, the SOM in July 2014 and the JCMB sessions in 2013 and 2014.  

The CSJWG have worked closely with BAAG to elect the Afghan civil society delegates attending the Ayenda Conference, and the election of the 2 civil society spokespeople attending the main London Conference on Afghanistan.  The CSJWG has also provided a position paper, which can be viewed in our Themes pages.